Our 5th Story Hour began with the story: Max Found Two Sticks, by Brian Pinkney. Then (cover your ears!) all 30 kids received a pair of lummi sticks so we could make ‘music‘ together! 🙂
Because the Fourth of July is this week, we sang the patriotic kids’ favorite: Yankee Doodle. At right, you can see how we “Stuck a feather in his hat…” before passing the stick to our right.
We also used the sticks to accompany the songs “Jack & Jill” & “B-I-N-G-O.” Teen helpers, Elena & Anna, helped pace the kids’ ‘footsteps’ during a story about a spooky walk in the woods.
Everyone joined in to make letters with their sticks, singing: “I can make the letter ___, with my sticks.” (to the tune of London Bridge) We brainstormed which letters could be made with only our two sticks, and then we found partners to make more. Below, two boys cooperate to make the letter “A.”
Our craft consisted of personalizing the sticks. So many fun designs (and markered fingers) could be seen around the library. Pictured are just a few examples of their creativity.
We also met a special guest at Story Hour. Zeus is a Service Dog for Assistant Librarian, Linda. He loves kids, and this was a way to reassure the kids when they might see him working at the Library. 🙂
After crafts, kids received a Libraries Rock bracelet and cookies to eat. They also received notes about our Final Summer Reading session and Pool Party, next Monday!
Remember to return your Reading Logs to the library if you complete your goal and want to go to the Pool Party!
Keep Reading! Keep Rocking! 🙂